Deciding on which restaurants to visit while in New York City is like trying to decide on a casino in Las Vegas. New York City offers one of the most comprehensive and sophisticated culinary experiences in the world. Some of the planet's best chefs and restaurateurs have gathered in this mega city to showcase their talents – and the talent is truly staggering. If you only have a short amount of time in NYC, below are 5 restaurants you need to visit.
This NoHo breakfast place at 26 Bond Street is renowned for having great breakfast – and for being one of the best spots for people watching. The breakfasts are home cooked, practical and will fill you up after a night on the town.
If you only are able to dine out for breakfast or brunch one day while in New York City, make it Sadelles. Located at 463 West Broadway in SoHo, this restaurant offers Jewish influenced fare (towering lox on bagels) – and the waiters yell out “hot bagels” every time a new batch comes out of the oven. They also offer amazing french toast and breakfast sandwiches. Sadelles is one NYC breakfast spot you don't want to pass up.
Located at 235 Mulberry Street, this Italian American comfort food consistently gets high marks from both locals and visitors. It's got everything you would expect from a NYC Italian restaurant, including oven baked pizzas, perfectly prepared al dente pasta – and incredibly long wait times. You might want to get your name on the list and then find somewhere to kill some time.
Located at 355 Metropolitan Avenue In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this is one of NYC's least stuffy steakhouses. St. Anselm doesn’t accept reservations, so unless you get there right as they open the doors, expect to wait it out. It is, however, generally considered to be well worth the wait and at $23 will be one of the best steaks you've ever been served.
Located at 85 Broadway, this is a legendary Brooklyn diner that is typically associated with “hipsters,” but is really just full of people who come for the amazing, home cooked comfort food. Once you step inside, you will feel like you're on the set of a movie because it truly embodies the typical American “diner” experience.